Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about volunteering with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: October 13, 2017

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items. Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred. Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.

GREENWALT

Driver
Individual possesses knowledge and ability to safely opera a vehicle with established laws and regulations. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with work personnel and clients. Ability to prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner. Position involves transporting clients to and from the assigned destination and assist them n and off the vehicle ;( walk ons and wheelchairs). Complete deliveries and pickups; maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, food transport, and performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. Experience with mental disability population preferred. Must have valid CDL or Chauffer’s License. High School Diploma or GED preferred.

LPN (PRN)
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care to patients in conformance with recognized techniques and procedures, established standards, state regulations and administrative policies. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and posses a current Louisiana license to practice nursing. One year of experience in the field of practical nursing is preferred. This position requires knowledge of patient population. It requires interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Program Director
Manage the day to day operations of the center. Marketing of services and stimulate program growth. Ensure center compliance with the agency, funding, licensing, certification and accreditation. Prepared and submits required reports and documents services. Participates in long and short term planning for the center. Possess knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach and chair individualized staffing meetings. Supervises center staff. Participants in quarterly and annual assessments and Client Plan of Care meetings. Masters in Social Work with experience in management and working with the elderly and disabled.
 

HEAD START

Early Head Start Teacher (St. Paul)
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director. The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. Infant Toddler CDA. Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.

Early Head Start Teacher
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of infant and toddler growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  6. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications: Infant Toddler CDA credential with three years Early Childhood experience and ability to work continuously toward an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Complete daily experience sheets for each child throughout the day to keep parents informed about their child’s diapering, nap and feeding schedules.
  • Provide transition activities for each child according to procedure for children moving from room to room as well as into Head Start.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffings to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor substitutes and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check emails a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Family Advocate
The Family Advocate is the outreach person for Catholic Charities Head Start Program, to families of the preschools of the community. She/he coordinates Parent Empowerment Programs and responsible for the Head Start Parental Involvement Program. She/he is responsible for compliance regulations in regard to Head Start Program. Primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the Family and Community Partnership service area. Recruits and enrolls children. Develops and implements Individualized Family Partnership agreements with parents. Acts as community liaison for the agency. Bachelors of Social Work. A Bachelor degree in a related field of study; or High School diploma or GED. Six credit hours in principles of social work, or case management, or ability to obtain credit within two years. Must have 3 years of experience in working with children and families; Fluent in written and spoken English preferred.

Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher
The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher works under the supervision of the Disabilities Coordinator and along with Head Start Teacher in classroom. The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists in planning, with supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  2. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction as stated on an IEP and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  3. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  4. Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  5. Ability to fill in the Head Start teacher when needed.
  6. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip and type, reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, run, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. U.S. citizen or authorized alien.
  2. Minimum age 20 years.
  3. Associate Degree (or higher) or 2 years of college credit (48 semester hours minimum; to include English Composition hours, to include English/Reading 6 hours, Special Education Courses – 6 hours, and Mathematics – 9 hours) or Para Pro Assessment results (minimum score of 450) and high school diploma.
  4. Willingness to meet and complete certification standards that have been set by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start Program within one year of being hired.
  5. Effective oral and written expression.
  6. Previous experience and ability to work with special education students across multiple environments.
  7. CDA certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plans in the classroom daily.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screening, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into ChildPlus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of two times daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-services as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular Attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 
Head Start Teacher Assistant
The Head Start Teacher Assistant works under the supervision of the Head Start Teacher. The Head Start Teacher Assistant assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled. The Head Start Teacher Assistant assists in planning, with the supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. CDA certification or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field preferred. Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Head Start Teacher (St. Paul)
The Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  6. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at child’s level; stand; stoop; squat; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Associate’s degree with five (5) years’ experience working in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor teacher assistants, substitutes, and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Housekeeper
Housekeeper ha the primary responsibility for cleaning the center in such a way to promote health and safety while reducing the spread of infection. It is the role of the custodian to follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules, but not limited to, the classroom, kitchen, office areas, bathrooms, storage areas and entrances. The Housekeeper follows the cleaning schedule when the children are not in the center so no interference with their care occurs. The Housekeeper may also be responsible for performing additional duties not stipulated below. If so, these duties are specified as an addendum to this description. These additional duties may include general building and grounds maintenance laundry, maintaining cleaning supplies, etc. It is preferred that the Housekeeper have training in the custodial field and a high school diploma/GED. Experience in the custodial filed desirable. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods required. 

Teacher (St. Paul)
The Lead Teacher in any Head Start program is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordinating programs at his /her location. She/he is also responsible for supervising teachers and students at his/her location. She/he may coordinate and plan with other Head Start agencies. The Lead Teacher will assist in choosing and training staff. She/he is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive child development program that meets the Head Start definition of curriculum in all program options and setting. She/he is responsible for working with staff to provide ongoing program development that meets state and federal regulations and guidelines. Under the direction of Head Start Administrative Team, the Head Start Lead Teacher shares in the responsibility for the daily oversight of center operations, including assurance of compliance with minimum standards and standards established to assure a high-quality program. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development. Proven Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Clinician
CCANO’s Unaccompanied Children’s Program serves unaccompanied immigrant children who were temporarily in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and reunified with sponsors. The Program aims to provide legal representation for over 1,000 clients a year, as well as case management and social service referrals, counseling, and other clinical interventions for a subset of clients with special needs. The Bilingual Clinician will provide services to these children who are identified as most in need. The position involves contact with children from Central America and their families, with a special focus on youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma, and who require support services in conjunction with legal representation.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical, supportive, and crisis counseling services; individual, group and family therapy as necessary;
  • Deliver evidence-based treatment intervention (i.e., Trauma-Focused Care, Infant Mental Health);
  • Oversee the behavioral program or treatment interventions associated with the client’s treatment plan;
  • Participate in treatment and/or multidisciplinary teams and/or peer review as required by the program;
  • Provide in-depth clinical assessment, diagnosis of clinical conditions, treatment plans and intervention under appropriate supervision.
  • Provide and supervise culturally and linguistically appropriate post-placement services and comprehensive case management services for children recently reunified with sponsors, including:
  • Conduct various background interviews and needs assessments using child welfare principles and social work/clinical best practices (including but not limited to placement/home studies and need for post-release services);
  • Develop individual service plans and monitor client progress with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances; Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that children receive the services they require (i.e. appropriate medical, mental health, education services, etc.);
  • Coordinate services with key stakeholders – Includes liaising and building a network of relationships with other professionals, para-professionals, and social service providers and establishing standard protocols and referral procedures to ensure holistic care and ongoing monitoring;
  • Conduct outreach to the community – Includes developing and updating referral resources and psychosocial resource materials to meet the special needs of recently released unaccompanied children;
  • Develop and maintain clinical records and program documentation according to contract and other relevant standards (assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.), including maintenance of case management systems, reporting databases, and files to ensure timely compliance with monitoring and documentation standards; maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Submit regular written reports as required and track individual progress via relevant database(s);
  • Complete billable units and enter applicable data into data systems in a timely manner;
  • Assist attorneys to identify cases in need of more specialized case assessment, develop child-friendly interviewing skills, develop strategies for legal case management, and work with clients to prepare supporting documentation for their legal cases;
  • May be required to facilitate and/or support psycho-educational classes and/or groups such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, substance abuse, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required;
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement from an accredited institution required;
  • Minimum of one year of postgraduate direct service delivery required. Two years of postgraduate direct service delivery and experience working with immigrant children and families in a clinical setting experience preferred;
  • Previous experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation preferred, with an emphasis on adolescents preferred;
  • Valid clinical licensure or eligibility for clinical licensure in Louisiana;
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and attentiveness to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good knowledge of relevant community resources in the Greater New Orleans area;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software appropriate to the office environment;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position may require local and long distance travel and ability to travel with limited notice.
  • To apply, please email cover letter and resume to asalinas@ccano.org with subject heading: “Bilingual Clinician, Unaccompanied Children.”
 
Immigration Attorney
Must represent low-income clients in immigration removal proceedings, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief. S/he will also represent clients in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time, contingent upon grant funding.


Legal Assistant
The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and will be accredited to practice immigration laws as representative accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Legal Assistant also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish. Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software. Previous paralegal or legal assistant experience strongly preferred. Ability to juggle legal, administrative and managerial duties. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
  
Supervising Attorney (Immigration)
The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of BIA Representatives and Attorneys who provide legal services to immigrants. This includes oversight of legal services provided by these staff members and providing training, technical assistance, and general programmatic support.

The Supervising Immigration Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief. S/he will also represent these clients in court when needed. S/he will coordinate all aspects of client’s case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies.

Additionally, the Supervising Immigration Attorney will:

  • Provide overall programmatic/administrative support to assist in the supervision of legal assistants, legal interns, and volunteers.
  • Provide support to pro-bono coordination efforts including pro bono recruitment, placement, mentoring, technical assistance, training, development of standard policies and procedures, etc.
  • Support the Managing Attorney and Director on legal advocacy issues related to immigration, including trainings and presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Support administrative functions in furtherance of grant implementation.
  • Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Minimum two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Two years prior management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of law firm and corporate pro bono culture, and ability to represent CCANO’s legal programs before a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience with legal representation of unaccompanied children, immigration, and/or child dependency proceedings.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

PACE

Center Manager
The PACE Center Manager is responsible for coordination of all center activities including care planning and implementation preparation for Interdisciplinary conferences and of daily meetings. Ensures the established CMS/DHH regulations and standards are met; Understands the PACE Regulations and Level II Reporting. Responsible for the HR management of all C.N.A.’s. Able to function well in a team environment. Possess good organizational, communication and supervisory skills. Able to effectively handle difficult and unusual interpersonal situations. Graduate of an Accredited RN School with state of Louisiana licensure in good standing with at least 5 years’ management experience in geriatric related services such as previous DON of LTC facility or Hospice Agency. 

Physician (Part-time or full-time)
Provide direct primary medical care to all participants of the program.

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine. Fellowship training in geriatrics preferred.  At least two to three years’ experience, and one year experience working with a frail/elderly population.  Current license to practice medicine in Louisiana, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Must have proven clinical leadership skills and the ability to get along with others in a team environment. 

Essential Functions:

  • Performs comprehensive history and physicals on new referrals.
  • Performs interval history and physicals on established participants; completed at intake and quarterly or as indicated.
  • Evaluates and treats participants with episodic illnesses in clinic, nursing facilities, and home.
  • Refers participants to and oversees care by medical specialist as indicated.
  • Admits participants to the hospital:   (a) provides primary care (attending) responsibilities for management; (b) provides updates to the team on a regular basis; (c) judiciously utilizes specialty consultants; (d) responsible for coordinating discharge planning with the team.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home;   (a) provides regular visits; (b) performs telephone contacts with nursing home staff as required; (c) admits nursing home participants to hospital when necessary.
  • Actively participates in family conferences.
  • Participates in team meetings, committees, and work groups as assigned.
  • Communicates participant changes to team members
  • Participates in the development of the IDT Plan of Care
  • Participates in the coordination of a 24 hour care delivery
  • Completes all documentation in the medical record as required
  • NP Collaboration
  • Perform Nursing Facility, Hospital, and Home visits.
  • Assumes any other duties that may be assigned.
 
RN Care Manager
Responsible for assisting the needs of the participant/family and coordinates process to facilitate the participant’s efficient movement through the health care continuum. The RN Care Manager has accountability for reviewing/monitoring appropriateness and necessity of admission, intensity of service, and continued stay. The RN Care Manager communicates with physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and other case managers, nurse manager/staff nurse, social workers, outside agencies, and ancillary department to effectively manage clinical and financial outcomes, identify opportunities to reduce cost and length of stay while maintaining or enhancing quality of services. The RN Care Manager’s scope will embody the six core components of case management throughout essential and specific job: Psychosocial Aspects; Healthcare Reimbursement; Rehabilitation; Healthcare Management and Delivery; Principles of Practice; Case Management Concepts. The RN Care Manager will assist with assessments for home, nursing home, and hospital participants; explains PACE services and philosophy to participants/families; assesses participants and family status based on the physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, and emotional needs presented. The RN Care Manager will assist with the development of a written plan of care with IDT defining goals and nursing actions based on needs identified in assessment, utilizing Hospice, community and facility services when applicable; verbally interprets plan of care to all care providers; implements the plan of care under the direction of the PACE Center Manger or designee, ensuring compliance with the federal and state regulations the plan of care on a regular basis and as necessary to meet the changing needs of the PACE Participant and caregiver. The RN Care Manager must demonstrate skill in interpersonal relationships with PACE participants, families, nursing, home staff, co-workers and community support services. Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and must possess an unencumbered RN License in the state of Louisiana. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at minimum 3 to 5 years of continuous nursing experience with at least one year in a geriatric area, prior experience in home health, case management, wound care, medical-surgical experience and one year supervisory skills. Able to effectively handle difficult and unusual situations. CPR certificate required.

Receptionist
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsibilities include but not limited to answering the telephones and meeting and greeting customers in a professional manner. Presents the first impression of the organization to clients and customers.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma accepted with some college or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience as a Receptionist or Administrative Assistant
  • Knowledge of word processing documents
  • Overachieving attitude and enhanced work ethics
  • Exceptional customer service skills and professional phone manner

Essential Functions:

  • Welcomes visitors, in a professional manner, as soon as they arrive and connect them with the appropriate party
  • Greet persons on the phone in a professional manner and direct calls to the correct offices
  • Receive queries from the public and customers
  • Create and manage participant’s badges on a daily basis and maintain in a filing systems
  • Maintain security of badges and issue visitor badges
  • Ensure knowledge of staff whereabouts in and out of the building
  • Receive and sort mail and deliveries
  • Organize conference and meeting room bookings
  • Maintain and order office supplies
  • Maintain a clean and safe receptionist area
  • Maintain continuity among work teams.
  • Contribute to team efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  1. Excellent to poor lighting in working environment.
  2. Contact with participants under variety of circumstances
  3. Subject to frequent interruptions and distractions within the work environment
  4. Probability for unexpected crisis situation to occur.

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES

Bookkeeper
Applicant must have a working knowledge of approved accounting principles and procedures.  The ability to communicate effectively with staff and various funding sources is essential. Applicant must have the ability to maintain financial and statistical records in a Windows based application, insuring that accurate procedures are used.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to focus, set goals and prioritize and is attentive to details.          

Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Management

 
DSW
The Direct Support Companion performs routine duties to insure patient comfort, hygiene, and wellbeing. This position requires experience with the patient population.  It requires the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

Minimum qualifications:

  • be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to walk, bend, squat, turn in the knees, back, wrists and shoulders, and grasp with both hands (in order to properly perform the techniques taught in CPR/First Aid, Client Intervention Techniques, and Lifting and Carrying Techniques);
  • must be able to see and hear with or without correction;
  • be able to speak, read, and write English;
  • for some positions, employees must be able to pass a TB test.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience w/patients
  • Ability with lifting weight
  • Good communication and written skills

Essential functions:

  • Performs routine daily duties in caring for patients under supervision.
  • Performs duties to insure patients’ comfort and daily hygiene.
  • Performs duties in a manner that assures the patient personal privacy and self-respect.
  • Conducts group classes by managing the activities appropriate to clients’ age and levels of functioning.
  • Assist in the transportation of clients for facility outings and help in the ambulating of clients in daily routines.
  • Assists with general housekeeping duties within the facility.
  • Attends in service training, staff meetings, and program functions.
  • Performs all required reports.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Physical Demands: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primary administrative nature.
    • Stand less than 33% of time.
    • Walk between 33% to 66% of time.
    • Use of hand to finger, handle or feel required over 66% of time.
    • Use of hands and arms to reach over 66% of time.
    • Climb (stairs) between 33% and 66% of time.
    • Full ability to talk and hear.
    • Correctable vision required.
    • Able to lift/carry up to 30lbs.
 
PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications. Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. 
 

PADUA / SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT LIVING

DSW
The Direct Support Companion performs routine duties to insure patient comfort, hygiene, and wellbeing. This position requires experience with the patient population.  It requires the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

Minimum qualifications:

  • be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to walk, bend, squat, turn in the knees, back, wrists and shoulders, and grasp with both hands (in order to properly perform the techniques taught in CPR/First Aid, Client Intervention Techniques, and Lifting and Carrying Techniques);
  • must be able to see and hear with or without correction;
  • be able to speak, read, and write English;
  • for some positions, employees must be able to pass a TB test.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience w/patients
  • Ability with lifting weight
  • Good communication and written skills

Essential functions:

  • Performs routine daily duties in caring for patients under supervision.
  • Performs duties to insure patients’ comfort and daily hygiene.
  • Performs duties in a manner that assures the patient personal privacy and self-respect.
  • Conducts group classes by managing the activities appropriate to clients’ age and levels of functioning.
  • Assist in the transportation of clients for facility outings and help in the ambulating of clients in daily routines.
  • Assists with general housekeeping duties within the facility.
  • Attends in service training, staff meetings, and program functions.
  • Performs all required reports.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Physical Demands: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primary administrative nature.
    • Stand less than 33% of time.
    • Walk between 33% to 66% of time.
    • Use of hand to finger, handle or feel required over 66% of time.
    • Use of hands and arms to reach over 66% of time.
    • Climb (stairs) between 33% and 66% of time.
    • Full ability to talk and hear.
    • Correctable vision required.
    • Able to lift/carry up to 30lbs.

REFUGEE SERVICES

AmeriCorps Employment Services Success Coach
CCANO’s Refugee Services Program provides holistic case management to support refugee self-sufficiency. The Employment Services Success Coach will enhance the effectiveness of CCANO’s Refugee Employment Services through the management of career counseling and financial literacy services to newly arrived refugees and other vulnerable populations granted a humanitarian visa. These services include; employment services, financial literacy education, job readiness training, job placement follow-up, and job retention services. The Employment Services Success Coach will also provide general administrative support to the Employment Services program, as needed.

This position is for a full-time AmeriCorps Employment Services Success Coach. For more information on the AmeriCorps program, including stipend and other requirements, see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage relationships with employers, employment agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of financial literacy trainings;
  • Conduct comprehensive career counseling services;
  • Conduct initial and ongoing client job retention initiatives;
  • Provide regular support to employable clients;
  • Develop and maintain thorough records of progress, contacts, and program goals and outcomes;
  • Oversee employment services program evaluation activities and develop tools to measure program effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • GED/ High School Diploma or equivalent required. BS/BA with background in social work, business, Latin American/Middle Eastern/World Studies, or related field from an accredited institution preferred;
  • Project management experience preferred;
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of refugee adults and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic or other languages highly valued;
  • Access to reliable personal transportation required.

Job Status: Full-time (Volunteer/Stipend)

Application Deadline: Hiring Immediately.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Stephen Lack at: slack@ccano.org 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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